On Campus Worship--and other spiritual gatherings:

  • Being Peace  - 1st Monday of  each Block, 11:15-11:40 a.m. in Allee Chapel.  
     Spiritually diverse peace prayers, blessings, and loving kindness meditation for the healing wholeness of others, self, and world.  Rededication to life's goodness, hope, joy, love, and peace.  Welcoming all with open hearts and minds.  An 5-10 min. Spiritual Life open mtg follows.
    ~ A Spiritual Life Better Together Interfaith Allies, Soul Friends, and Chaplain led offering. 

  • Soul Friends - 2nd Wed of Block, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. in Allee.   
    An ecumenical Christian gathering for spiritual renewal, prayer, & peace within the tenderness of God. Brief optional Communion included.
    Inclusive love--no exceptions. 
    ~ A Spiritual Life Soul Friends & Chaplain led offering

  • Shabbat & other Jewish observances with Hillel.   
    Shabbat meal and prayers on the 2nd Friday of each Block in Stoner House.  Ongoing open mtgs as well in addition to special observances such as a Rosh Hashanah celebration at the chaplain's home, and Passover gathering on campus.  Contact hillel@cornellcollege.edu for more information.

  • Bible study and other activities through orgs like FCA, Deep Water, & Soul Friends.
  • Private prayer, meditation, salat and silent reflection in Allee Chapel.

Off Campus Worship

There are hundreds of faith homes in the Mt. Vernon/Lisbon and greater CR/IC area.  See listings below as well as on the Linn County  and Iowa City/Coralville links. NOTE:  Worship times may change for these off campus services, so call ahead or check websites.

Mt.Vernon/Lisbon Area

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church* 8:30 a.m. praise & 11 a.m. traditional 895-6286. Two blocks from campus heading downtown (304 1st St)    
*Cornell's denominational affiliation.

Baha’i Gatherings for high school and college age: Typically Tuesdays over supper hour.  Call Nina Scott at  895-6706.  124 3rd Ave. N.

Valley View Baptist Church 5555 Mount Vernon Rd. S.E., Mt. Vernon, IA 52314 364-6267

Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
 10 am Sacrament mtgs. 319 B Ave. S; Call Prof. Cardon @ x 4413.

Community Bible Church
 10:30 am Sunday worship. 940 W. Mt. Vernon Rd.  call ahead for a ride 319-895-6269

Episcopal Liturgy is often used at SOULfeast ecumenical worship on Wednesdays (chaplain is an Episcopal priest).

First Presbyterian Church 9:30 a.m.  301 1st St. Two blocks from campus heading downtown. 895-6060. 

Grace Bible Fellowship 230 E Market, Lisbon, IA 52253 (319) 455-5000

Islam—Quiblah has been established by an Imam in Allee Chapel for salat thought both the Cedar Rapids Islamic Center and the Mother Mosque of North America are both located within a 20 minute drive.  Muslim students make up Spiritual Life's Better Together Interfaith Allies working closely with the chaplain and some students also choose to be part of SSAMMOSA. 

Jewish—Cornell’s Jewish Student Org offers Shabbat services with a full meal at least once a block as well as major Holy Day observances. 

Linn Grove Presbyterian
200 Linn Grove Road, Martelle, IA
(319) 482-7611

Lisbon United Methodist* 200 E Market, Lisbon, IA 52253 455-9929
*Cornell's denominational affiliation.

Lutheran Mo. Synod - St. Paul Lutheran Church, L.C.M.S.   8am Sunday School; 9am Worship; 10am Fellowship; 10:30am Bible Study.  895-8772.  1 block from campus near elementary school. www.splcmv.org.

Lutheran - Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA 9 am worship, at 798 Brenneman Lane, Lisbon (on Hwy 30).  www.seedsoffaithlutheran.org.  455-2599

Roman Catholic - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
 Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Reconciliation: 8 a.m. or by appointment. 212 7th St. SE 895-6246. Two blocks from Gary's grocery. (for a ride, call Sharon Grice by Friday : 895-0809)

First Federated Evangelical Bible Church 115 N Walnut St., Lisbon  455-2436

First Presbyterian Church 301 1st Street N.W., Mt. Vernon 895-6060

Grace Bible Fellowship 230 E Market, Lisbon, IA 455-5000

Beyond Mt. Vernon

  • BUDDHIST: CR Zen Center http://www.avalon.net/~crzc/ 1618 Bever Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids 247-5986
  • Iowa City Zen Center 226 South Johnson St. 2A 319-354-1997
  • Jalandhara Buddhist Meditation Center [Tibetan] (319) 338-8755; 627 S. Govenor (off Bowery), Iowa City
  • CHRISTIAN ROMAN CATHOLIC: Immaculate Conception Mass: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun 9 a.m., 5p.m. SPANISH MASS at 1:30. 857 3 Ave SE Cedar Rapids. 362-7181
  • Newman Student Center 104 E Jefferson Iowa City 9:30 & 11:00 am, and 4:30pm& 6pm 1-319-337-3106
  • EPISCOPAL/ANGLICAN: Grace Episcopal 525 A Ave. NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 
  • New Song 319-351-357 7912 20th Ave, Coralville,
  • Trinity 8 :45 & 11 am 320 College St. Iowa City 319-337-3333
  • ORTHODOX: Greek Orthodox 501 A Ave. NE Cedar Rapids 364-5460
  • St. George Antiochian Easter Orthodox 3650 Cottage Grove Av SE Cedar Rapids 363-1559
  • John the Baptist Eastern Orthodox 3635 Cottage Grove Ave. SE Cedar Rapids 362-8601
  • PROTESTANT Bethel African Methodist Episcopal 512 6th St. SE Cedar Rapids 363-1251
  • Faith United Church of Christ Iowa City 609DeForest; 9:30 a.m., 1-319-338-5238
  • Father’s House Vineyard Church 5101 16th Ave SW CR 390.9300
  • First Assembly of God 393-6353, 3233 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE
  • First Christian Disciples of Christ 840 34d Av SE, Cedar Rapids
  • First Congregational Church 362 17th St. SE Cedar Rapids, 362-1926
  • First Mennonite - Iowa City 405 Myrtle Ave.
  • First Baptist/ Church of the Brethren (yoked) 5200 Northland Ave
  • Friends Meeting (Quaker) 311 N. Linn St. Iowa City 319-351-2234
  • Friends Church (Quaker) 116 N Downey St. West Branch 643-5598
  • Hope United Church of Christ 150 9 Ave Hiawatha 393-2400
  • New Covenant Bible Church 1800 46th ST. N.E. 395-0021
  • Lovely Lane United Methodist 2424 42nd St. N.E. Cedar Rapids 393-6674
  • Noelridge Baptist 1147 Clifton St. NE 393-8841
  • Mount Zion Missionary Baptist 824 8 th St. SE CR, 364-6592
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist 1340 3rd Ave. N.W. Cedar Rapids 363-2058
  • St. Stephen’ ELCA Lutheran Church 610 31st St. SE 364-2637
  • Shekinah Glory Missionary 1202 10th St. S.E. Cedar Rap. 365-7297
  • JEWISH: B’Nai B’Rith Hillel Foundation - Iowa City - 122 E. Market St. 1-319-338-0778.
  • Agudas Achim 602 E. Washington St. Iowa City 337-3813. Services
  • Temple Judah 3221 Lindsay S.E. Cedar Rapids 362-1261
  • HINDU: Hindu Temple Assoc. of Eastern Iowa 1700 Naoma Dr SW Cedar Rapids http://www.iowahindutemple.org/
  • ISLAM: Islamic Center & Mosque 362-0480; 2999 1st. Ave SW, CR
  • Islamic Society of Iowa City 114 E. Prentiss Street - Iowa City, IA (319) 354-6167
  • UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST: The People's Church - UU 600 3 rd Ave. SE Cedar Rapids 366-4622
  • Unitarian Universalist Society 10 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City 337-3443